Video: The Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive Set A Nurburgring Record

With lap time of 7:56.234 minutes… Mercedes-AMG  sets a new record at the Nordschleife  for an electric car with it’s SLS Electric Drive

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Daimler announced that the electric AMG super sports car mastered the legendary track in under 8 minutes. The SLS AMG Electric Drive circled the Nurburgring Nordschleife or north loop in a record time of 7:56.234.

“Mercedes-AMG is the first vehicle manufacturer which makes it possible to circle the Nordschleife in under eight minutes with an electrically powered series production vehicle,” said the automaker in a statement.

The car is the most powerful launched by the AMG division. The SLS AMG Electric Drive churns out 751 horsepower and has a top speed of 155 mph. It sprints from zero to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds.

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The Mercedes AMG electric car goes on sale this month in Germany at the U.S. equivalent of $552,552. There are no plans to sell the car in the U.S. It is the world’s most expensive EV.

Watch the fastest ever lap around Nurburgring Nordschleife  with an electric car

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. SuperSwede says:

    It would’ve been of greater interest if they would’ve entered the N24h as Aston Martin did with the Rapide S. One lap, well what about driving it for at least a couple of hours.

    1. news4cars says:

      Probably at this pace SLS range is limited. So the 2 hour run is not possible… A hole different story is if an electric car can – or should be called – a sports car…? I would say that definitely NOT. But it is really hard to me not to call this SLS a sports car…

      1. SuperSwede says:

        I’m so with you on this. I also think that a bit of a range is by far more important than the lap time on the Nordschleife (over one lap) if they want to prove anything with this car.

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